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Fort Payne Adult Outpatient Program

100 7th St. N.E.
Fort Payne, AL 35967

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Fort Payne Adult Outpatient Program is unique from other Bridge programs in that it provides intensive outpatient services for adults (ages 18 and over) who are experiencing substance abuse problems. The program provides treatment for male and female adults who are suffering from chemical abuse or dependence. The treatment team ensures that treatment is comprehensive and thorough. Individualized treatment plans, combined with small group therapy, provide a supportive environment where people can practice new behaviors and learn new ways to relate to themselves and others.  All of the staff are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the treatment of substance abuse. 

The goal of the adult intensive outpatient program is to fully support the person's ability to meet the day-to-day challenges of sobriety by effectively using recovery skills. Morning and evening programs are available and include 9-12 weeks of comprehensive professional support and treatment.

Following completion of treatment at this level, clients enter a 6-9 month aftercare group that meets once a week. 

Fort Payne Adult Outpatient Program is certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health - Substance Abuse Division.

ASAM Level II.1):

Intensive outpatient treatment is provided to clients requiring a primary, organized treatment program and who are able to establish abstinence and recovery within the context of the client’s usual environment and daily activities. This level of care is normally offered in the evening hours to facilitate a client’s ability to maintain the usual daily activity but may be offered during the day. The Bridge intensive outpatient treatment programs offer a minimum of nine hours of treatment per week.  The length of stay is determined by a client’s condition and functioning.  The program makes clients aware of emergency services that are available twenty-four hours per day seven days per week when the program is not in session.

Services: The program provides a combination of the following services as deemed appropriate by an assessment and treatment plan:

  1. Individual and group therapy;
  2. Medical and nursing services as deemed appropriate;
  3. A system for consultation or referral for identified treatment needs if such services are not available in the program and which includes close coordination of such services by the program and an effort by the program to arrange needed medical or psychiatric services by telephone within twenty-four hours of when the need was identified and in-person services within a timeframe appropriate to the severity and issue;
  4. Family treatment services as deemed appropriate; and
  5. Educational and informational programming adaptable to individual client needs and developmental status.

Admission criteria: Before an intensive outpatient treatment program may admit a client, the client must:

  1. Meet diagnostic criteria for a substance-related disorder of the current DSM; and
  2. Meet admission criteria for ASAM level II.1 outpatient treatment in all six ASAM dimensions and at least two of the following:
  • The client has few or no symptoms of withdrawal and presents only stable physical or psychiatric conditions;
  • The client expresses willingness even through coercion to attend all scheduled events; or the client has an environment supportive of recovery efforts or is able to be supplied with alternative supportive housing.

For more information, contact us at:
Email: FtPayneAdultOP@bridgeinc.org
Phone: (256) 845-7767


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